We are grateful to you for staying with the Y during this challenging and uncertain time. During our closure, we have been hard at work making improvements to our facilities.

We have introduced several new safety protocols to adhere to guidelines from the state of Missouri, St. Louis City and County, and the state of Illinois in the interest of protecting the health of our members and staff, and will continue to review and update our guidelines to ensure we remain in line with governmental guidelines. 

Thank you for staying with us. We're so happy to welcome you back!

We're Stronger with You

Our Illinois branches will start offering group exercise classes and indoor personal training sessions following Phase 3 guidelines. 

Following guidelines from the City of St. Louis, several branches will be opening with limited facility areas and capacity on June 15. 

Bayer YMCA will open on June 22, upon completion of a $2.5 million investment in north city. See our progress here!

Following guidelines from St. Louis County, several branches will be opening with limited facility areas and capacity on June 15. 


See the latest amenities now available in the first branches to reopen in our association. 

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We're here to help you through this season of difficulty. If you are experiencing financial hardship and are in need of membership assistance during this time, please submit our simplified online form. 


Financial Assistance Form


Frequently Asked Questions

Important: If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you should not enter our facility:

  • Have you or anyone in your household traveled out of the country or to a high risk area in the last 14 days?
  • Have you or anyone in your household had a fever or taken fever-reducing medicine in the last 72 hours?
  • Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 72 hours (to include loss of taste/smell, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing)?
  • Have you or anyone in your household had close contact* with or cared for anyone being tested or confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you or anyone in your household had close contact* or live with anyone who has been told to self-quarantine in the last 14 days?

*Close contact includes:

  • You spent a PROLONGED period of time in the same room without medical grade PPE.
  • You had DIRECT PHYSICAL CONTACT with the person (e.g., kissing, hugging).
  • You SHARED eating or drinking utensils with them.
  • You came into contact with their RESPIRATORY SECRETIONS (e.g., they coughed on you).
  • Medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients should shower and change clothes prior to coming into our facilities.

Regions of ongoing community transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are regularly changing. The CDC is currently recommending only essential travel outside of your local area only to provide medical/home care or essential service. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

Anyone returning from any travel in the last 14 days to regions with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter, work, or participate in our facilities.

  • Workout towel (Towel services will not be provided.)
  • Water bottle (Only bottle fillers will be available at this time. Drinking fountains will be closed.)
  • The wearing of masks depends on guidelines given by local health officials. Please check with your branches region for further details.

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    St. Louis County



    Services and amenities may vary by branch and/or region. Please make sure to take a look at what is available at your branch.

    St. Louis City
    St. Louis County

    • Traffic Flow - We will maintain a single entry/exit point and regulate traffic flow where possible.
    • Temperature Checks - Staff will receive temperature checks.
    • PPE for All Staff - All staff will be required to wear masks while serving members.
    • New Spacing - We have rearranged our equipment and environments to support social distancing.
    • Cleaning - We have deep cleaned the facility and updated our cleaning procedures.

    Help Us All Stay Safe

    The health and safety of our members and staff is our first priority. Please make sure to remember these things as you come in to our facilities.
    wash your hands
    Wash your hands
    Wash or sanitize your hands before AND after working out.
    wipe down
    Wipe Down Equipment
    Wipe down all equipment, weights, mats, etc. with the provided cleaning materials IMMEDIATELY BEFORE & AFTER USE.
    water bottle
    Bring a Towel and Water Bottle
    Bring your own water bottle and workout towel (towel services will not be provided).
    Wear Your Mask
    Members are encouraged to wear face masks when they are not exercising. Masks are available at the welcome center for those who need them.
    social distance
    Social Distance
    Please exercise on designated equipment only and respect all signage regarding social distancing. Maintain at least six feet between you and others wherever possible.
    stay home if you're sick
    Stay Home if You're Sick
    Stay home if you don’t feel well or if you pose a risk to others.
    Keep kids home
    Keep the Kids at Home
    Child watch is closed. Please use an alternate child care arrangement when you work out with us at this time.
    Please Be Patient
    Please Be Patient
    There is a 30 minute limit on equipment, so please be considerate of others and thank you for your patience if you have to wait.